Mirror

2015, Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass, USA, 4 min.

The fraught territory of mother-daughter relations and the ever-present threat of committing a “parenting error” are the subjects of this funny and insightful short from The New Yorker and “This American Life.” Based on an interview conducted by longtime TAL host Ira Glass and visualized by Chris Ware and animator John Kuramoto, MIRROR explores how a parent’s uncensored casual comment might or might not destroy her adolescent daughter for life.